The answer to this question is as diverse as the families interested in it!
It covers a wide range. There are the military and diplomatic personnel stationed in foreign countries who use home-schooling as a means of keeping a little normalcy in their kids’ lives. Then, there are the families who chose home-schooling to fulfill an intellectual, emotional or religious need.
So, I won’t be able to give you a definite answer.
What I can do is talk about our family’s reasons for home-schooling.
I could talk at length about the difference in curriculum, the problem with reading and math in some public schools, the high cost of private schools, the lack of discipline and the ever-present bullying. Those were all things I would have talked about BEFORE I started home-schooling.
After eight years of home-schooling, there is one thing that stands out: I am grateful.
Grateful for being able to share in all her firsts (first word, first step and the first words she read by herself…), her trials and triumphs and all the little “aha” moments of her life.
I am grateful for being “Joey’s Mom”!